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siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico Alamo
Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre Book of Esther , Esther
(Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim) Esther
(Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them Haman
(usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance) killing field
city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s Nanjing , Nanking
massacre, Jewish pogrom
organized massacre, especially of the Jews pogrom
(Judaism) a Jewish holy day commemorating their deliverance from massacre by Haman Purim
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